Friday, January 28, 2011
two vegan cakes
This past week I've baked two vegan cakes (and no I didn't eat them all by myself). One chocolate with grounded almond. It was nice, but not spectacular. The frosting was a disaster, the recipe was completely off -
as they most often seem to be when it's all about icing sugar turn liquid, I never ever get them right, and I do follow the recipes' measures. Which quite obviously need a whole lot of tweaking. What made me even more annoyed with this one was that the picture showed a frosting that looked like cream cheese, you can never get that with only squeezed orange and icing sugar... -
in every way. Too much squeezed orange and peel, too *little* icing sugar, no texture at all, just a runny mess. It gave the cake a nice orange flavour, but it looked very... un-nice. Not likely to be a repeat-bake.
The other one was a spicy carrot cake. Based on one I used to bake years ago - seemingly to healthy and organic looking for people in general to really like back then. Myself I loved it - I substituted the eggs for bananas and hey, there's vegan cake.
It's quite dense and moist in texture (bananas AND grated carrots do that), it'll only keep for a few days on a plate, covered with its baking tin and it won't freeze well. Other than that, it is lovely. Will post recipe later - recipe in Swedish you'll find here